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Robinson shatters industry helicopter recordRobinson shatters industry helicopter record

Robinson shatters industry helicopter record

By AOPA ePublishing staff

Robinson can’t make enough helicopters. The Torrance, Calif., company has raised the bar once again by claiming a new industry record.

In 2007, Robinson says it manufactured 823 new helicopters, the most civil helicopters ever produced in a single year by one company. It shattered its previous record of 806 in 2005. Robinson also broke the record for production of a single helicopter model in one year with 664 four-seat R44s. It finished the year by producing 159 two-seat R22s.

With strong sales projected for 2008, Robinson is working on increasing its production rate, which currently averages 18 new helicopters per week.

February 6, 2008

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